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ERIC Number: ED117674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 227
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A Content Analysis of Initial Elementary Reading Methods Courses.
Mooney, Florence Eliese
The purpose of this study was to obtain background information regarding the curriculum content of elementary reading methods courses for the development of a classification system of that content. This information was compiled from three separate sources: textbooks designated for use in an elementary reading methods course, opinions and suggestions of instructors of elementary reading methods courses, and opinions and suggestions of elementary teachers. Using operationally defined categories derived from a study of course outlines, 21 texts were examined to determine if given categories were included. A questionnaire using the same operationally defined categories was then developed and sent to 500 instructors of elementary reading methods courses and to 500 reading teachers throughout the United States. The questionnaire included a section to provide information regarding the background and experience of each subject. The response from the instructors showed that one-third required only one course in reading methods. The results of the survey indicated that there is significant agreement between elementary reading textbooks, instructors of elementary reading methods courses, and elementary teachers as to the curriculum content which should be included in an initial elementary reading methods course. (Author/MKM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Rutgers University The State University of New Jersey